The architects of yesterday's Architect Visit: Wheeler Kerns in Chicago provided us with a blueprint for recreating the minimalist kitchen in their recent project.
Above: The architects used white oak veneer fronts on the kitchen cabinets and butcherblock for the countertops (with a custom stainless inset that includes an integral drainboard and sink). The custom exterior doors and windows are by Dynamic Architectural Windows and Doors, and the floors are hand-troweled, hand-sealed concrete.
Above: In both the upper and lower levels of the house the architects used the Carvaggio P3 Large Pendant Light in white; $725 at YLighting.
Above: The recessed lights are 5-inch Compact Fluorescents by Iris; $76.80 each for model E5TWWB at Lightology. Many models and configurations available; check with a contractor for the correct model depending on placement, wiring, and the like.
Above: The Karnataka Bowl mimics the look of the dark Indonesian bowl pictured in the above photos; $144.99 at Sundance.
Above: The Pots & Pans Collection by Jasper Morrison for Alessi is constructed with 18/10 stainless steel with an aluminum and AISI 430 magnetic steel radiating base and features glazed interiors, polished exteriors, and spot-welded handles. From $62 for a small saucepan to $212 for a three-piece pasta set; an eight-piece set is $400 at Lumens.
Above: The large Picardie Glasses can be stacked on the shelf to save space; $25 for a set of six at Design Within Reach.
Above: In the Chicago kitchen, the owners stack their dishware within easy reach; try Anna Dinnerware from Crate and Barrel for a similar look; $250 for a 16-piece (includes four place settings) set. (also see our post 10 Easy Pieces: Basic White Dinnerware for a wider selection).
Above: The Eames Molded Plastic Rocker provides lounge seating in the Chicago kitchen; $479 at Design Within Reach.